Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts.

a desolation called peaceA Desolation Called Peace is the spectacular space opera sequel to Arkady Martine’s genre-reinventing Hugo and Nebula finalist debut, A Memory Called Empire.

An alien armada lurks on the edges of Teixcalaanli space. No one can communicate with it, no one can destroy it, and Fleet Captain Nine Hibiscus is running out of options.

In a desperate attempt at diplomacy with the mysterious invaders, the fleet captain has sent for a diplomatic envoy. Now Mahit Dzmare and Three Seagrass—still reeling from the recent upheaval in the Empire—face the impossible task of trying to communicate with a hostile entity.

Whether they succeed or fail could change the fate of Teixcalaan forever.

I liked A Memory Called Empire quite a bit and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the story continues in this sequel. Plus, I’m all in favor of space opera right now–it’s really becoming one of my favorite subgenres of SFF. 🙂  A Desolation Called Peace is expected March 2nd, 2021 from Tor Books.

16 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine

  1. @lynnsbooks says:

    Yeah, what Mogsy said. I’m kicking myself now but I know at the back of my mind I just won’t catch up with this series now – although, never say never is my motto.
    Lynn 😀

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